Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This manuscript focuses on the present threat posed by terrorist and insurgent use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as the associated future threat potentials identified. The work presents a counterintuitive analysis in the sense that armed drones
are typically viewed as a component of America’s conventional warfighting prowess—not a technology that would be used against U.S. troops deployed overseas or against civilians back home. Utilizing a red teaming approach, the author, Dr. Robert J. Bunker, a past Minerva Chair at our institution, investigates the emerging threat of such UAV use. His unique analysis and creative approach, especially when related to the threat scenario variants generated, make for very informative reading.

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Robert Bunker

Robert Bunker

Dr. Robert J. Bunker was Counter-Narco Insurgency Program Instructor for the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (LA HIDTA), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and is Adjunct Faculty, School of Politics and Economics (SPE), Claremont Graduate University.

He has delivered over two-hundred presentations— including papers and training—to law enforcement, military, academic and policy audiences including US Congressional Testimony. He has over two-hundred publications ranging from edited books and booklets through reports, chapters, articles/essays, response guidance, subject bibliographies and encyclopedia entries in academic, policy, law enforcement, and military venues. Among those are the work Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training (with Steve Sloan) and the edited works including Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries, and Criminal-States and Criminal-Soldiers, Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency, and Non-State Threats and Future Wars .